thinking out loud

“If in doubt, Google.” 
― C.S. Woolley

We pull up beside her in traffic, she has a sweet dog in her lap, his tongue out, his head hanging out the widow. I see she is on her phone, texting, waiting for the light to change. I watch as she pulls ahead, still texting, still shuffling the sweet dog on her lap. 

I am glad we are turning. What I really want is to do is be brave enough to say something to her, but I am not. I come home, thinking about smart devises, take FB off my phone and move IG and anything else that might tempt me to the last screen. I leave my phone in my purse, or gym bag, or camera bag when driving. 

“You've got your Brain, Google, and most importantly, you've got Youtube. Use'em!” 
― Olawale Daniel

I am aware of the time i spend online at home, preferring my computer to my phone or my iPad.  I do most of my "surfing" in my office, walking out the door and leaving the online world behind when I am done. But i am shocked when I open my history and see all the places I have "been to",  just in the last week and see how easily I am sucked right in. 

“Google chrome is not safe. The browser is prone to hacks at Starbucks.” 
― David Chiles

I wonder if blogging is the same as social media? Lately I have cut way back on IG and found myself back in the rooms of Flickr, where I feel a bit more connection and find beautiful inspiration.

“After obsessively Googling symptoms for four hours, I discovered 'obsessively Googling symptoms' is a symptom of hypochondria.” 
― Stephen Colbert

I understand that this place is a sanctuary for me. A place where I can write a few words and a share a few photos. Right now it is time well spent, for both my sanity and my emotions. 

"If it isn't on Google, it doesn't exist."
~ Jimmy Wales

 

"We want Google to be the third half of your brain." 
~ Sergey Brin

 

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